Waccenture asks: You want ICE with that?

Consulting giant McKinsey announced in July 2018 that it would no longer do business with ICE. McKinsey “will not, under any circumstances, engage in any work, anywhere in the world, that advances or assists policies that are at odds with our values,” Kevin Sneader, the firm’s managing partner said.

Deloitte: $103,899,307.61 in contracts with ICE during the Trump administration

A review by Popular Information of federal contracting databases reveals that Booz Allen Hamilton, Deloitte, and PricewaterhouseCoopers have inked over $175 million in contracts with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) since Trump took office. 

Deloitte Global CEO Punit Renjen promotes himself and his company as a champion of refugees. 

But, since January 2017, Deloitte has inked over $100 million in contracts with ICE, an agency that is part of the Trump administration’s efforts to dramatically limit the number of refugees admitted into the United States.  

The details of Deloitte’s work with ICE is mostly opaque. But Deloitte signed over $4 million in contracts which directly involved “detention compliance and removals.” The rest of the contracts relate to “mission support” in Washington, Orlando, and Dallas. 

In July 2018, hundreds of Deloitte employees signed a petition calling on the company to stop doing business with ICE, citing “moral objections” to the work. The employees urged Deloitte to consider how “its services and offerings…contribute to ongoing injustice.” The employees also called on Deloitte “to take a public stance against the Trump administration policy that resulted in migrant children being separated from their parents.”

Since the employees sent management their petition, Deloitte has entered into an additional $44 million worth of contracts with ICE. 

Read more here: https://popular.info/p/children-are-suffering-these-companies

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